Raymond Ochoa

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Ochoa in 2015, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 12, 2001

Ethnicity: Mexican (37.5%), one quarter Italian, one eighth Ashkenazi Jewish, one eighth Filipino, English, German, Scottish, Irish

Raymond Ochoa is an American actor. He voiced the lead character, Arlo, in the 2015 Pixar film The Good Dinosaur.

He is the brother of actors Ryan Ochoa, Rick Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, and Destiny Ochoa. The surname Ochoa is Basque. Raymond has described himself as a “white Mexican.” He also has an Italian-American maternal grandmother, a Jewish paternal great-grandfather, a Filipino maternal great-grandfather, and a maternal great-grandmother who was of English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.

Raymond has a son.

Raymond’s paternal grandmother is named Gina (the daughter of William Solgonick/Solganick and Mary Isabel Garcia). Raymond’s great-grandfather William was born in Pennsylvania, to Russian Jewish/Ukrainian Jewish parents, Louis Solgonick, from Kruti, and Kat/Katie/Kate/Gittel Rosen/Resnick, from Zhitmoir. Raymond’s great-grandmother Mary was of Mexican descent, and was the daughter of Pedro E. Garcia and Mary Calmenero/Colmernero.

Raymond’s maternal grandfather is Dennis Mayo Espero (the son of Dalmacio/Alex Mayo Espero and Mary Grace Wilson). Dalmacio was born in Municipality of Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines. Mary had English, German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry, and was the daughter of Ira Elmer Wilson and Jane Sophia Reener.

Raymond’s maternal grandmother is Laura Marie DeRenzi (the daughter of Mario Frank Derenzi/De Renzi and Doralba Juliana Pignataro). Mario was the son of Grazioso/Gray Bimgnamo Derenzi/De Renzi, from Verbicaro Cosenza Province, Calabria, Italy, and of Lena Antoinette Mangano, whose family was also Italian. Doralba was also the daughter of Italian parents, from Calabria, Salvatore Pignataro, from Verbicaro, Cosenza, and Josephine Helen Lucchesi.

Sources: Interview with Raymond’s brother Ryan about their background – http://sdjewishjournal.com

Marriage record of Raymond’s paternal great-grandparents, William Solgonick and Mary Isabel Garcia – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary Grace Wilson – https://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Raymond’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Jane Sophia (Reener) Wilson (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Obituary of Raymond’s maternal great-grandmother, Doralba Juliana (Pignataro) DeRenzi – https://www.thereporter.com

12 Responses

  1. madman says:

    His paternal grandmother was named Gina. Out of the siblings I found the birth record in California for, she has to be Carolyn Jean Solgonick. But I don’t know for certain that there’s not another sibling that I just haven’t found.

  2. madman says:

    That’s actually the wrong maternal grandmother. The real grandmother is Arlene’s sister, Laura Marie DeRenzi, whose ex-husband Dennis Mayo Espero is the grandfather. Arlene’s husband Phillip Alexander Espero is Dennis’ brother.

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